This blog really is becoming a documented journey to finding happiness and myself again. And I like it:)
I don't really have a ton of regrets in life. A few. But its the things I didn't do that I regret more. Chances missed. Opportunities lost.
So lately, I have really tried to take advantage of every little thing that has been put in front of me. I really feel good about where things are going right now. Really, Really good. I feel like for the first time in a long time, I am getting to do what I want. Be who I want to be. Go where I want to go. Taking the time to prioritize what's important and "who" is important.
So often, I have put things I wanted to do on the backburner because life happens. However, the last two weeks have been magic.
Renewing my faith in my ability to pull myself up when life gets rough. And reminding me that if you want something, you just have to try. I am not much for worrying about failure...so I've jumped. Doing things that make me happy and enrich my life.
I am taking the time for me. To become better for my friends and family and that makes me happy.
Oh how I love Austin. so. much. I spent a lot of time there the last two weeks and I have to say, if given the chance, I would love to move there. Sometimes it already feels like home, if that makes sense:)
I got the opportunity to hang out with a lot of friends this week. I had client meetings in Austin to I was able to make an excuse to see everyone I knew there. I was so humbled that my friends were extremely busy themselves and yet made seeing me a priority.
I am working on nurturing relationships with those who care about me. There is nothing more satisfying than people who put care about you just as much as you do them. I have so many of those people in my life right now and its an amazing feeling. We teach people how to treat us...truly.
A few people I had the pleasure of hanging out with this week:
JJ...I met him doing live band karaoke, immediately knew he was awesome. Such a fun person and amazing musician. I promised him for almost a year I'd go see a show and I finally did...it was sooo worth it.
I took my friend Katie. Another friend I've known awhile just never had the opportunity to spend more time with. She is so fun!
Katie and I also met up with AJ...she is AJthepurple on twitter and we had the best time chatting and sharing "internet" world experiences...She is a lovely girl and I look forward to seeing more of her.
Also something I have made a priority, is spending more alone time with the kids... Nothing is better than the feeling that they know they have your complete attention... I love those special moments and hold onto them so tightly.
So I hope you guys are taking the time to do things you enjoy and care about. Life is too short to have regrets.
I missed quick tip Thursday last week... but better late than never...
Sometimes I want to take photos but I am not at the studio and its late so there is no natural lighting. So I was experimenting with an IKEA desk lamp and found a cool way to do indoor photos. I attached it to the table and sat LuLu in a chair by it. I adjusted my white balance so that it would compensate for the yellow tint and shot really close to her face. (you can also adjust colors in photoshop if you don't wanna do it manually)
I will be back next week with my first Featured Artist! So keep checking back!